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How The 8th Circuit's Ruling Echoes the Struggle of Rosa Parks

  When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on that Montgomery bus in 1955, she was exercising more than defiance; she was claiming her right to equal treatment under the law—a principle that would eventually lead to monumental changes across the United States. Yet, a recent ruling from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals casts a long shadow over the legacy of Parks and the countless individuals who have fought for civil rights through the legal system. The court's decision, which restricts the ability to sue under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act to the U.S. Department of Justice, effectively removes a vital tool from the hands of private citizens and organizations like the NAACP—groups that stand on the frontlines against racial discrimination in voting. This move to limit who can bring a racial gerrymandering suit to court is more than a legal technicality; it is a barrier potentially as obstructive as the one Rosa Parks faced on that bus. If Parks were with us today, facing a

Black Family-Owned Businesses Doubled Since 2019

New data has revealed a promising trend for Black Americans, indicating a significant increase in assets, including ownership of businesses and stocks, over the past three years.  See:  and

Henry Bridgers at DC Fintech Week, 2023

Henry Bridgers and Chris Brummer Henry Bridgers at DC Fintech Week, 2023 DC Fintech Week , which I attended on November 8th, featured a diverse range of sessions and prominent speakers. It began with a discussion on tokenized assets, moderated by CNBC Tech reporter MacKenzie Sigalos. It included speakers such as Dante Disparte from Circle and Martin Moloney from the International Organization of Securities Commissions. Next, chairperson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairperson, Gary Gensler, discussed securities law with host and Georgetown Law School professor Chris Brummer.  The event continued with sessions on Hong Kong's crypto agenda, the future of the U.S. dollar, and the implementation of MiCA with speakers like Julia Leung, Maj. Margaret Smith, Chris Giancarlo, and Michael Greenwald. The day concluded with a session on FedNow and FedFuture, featuring Nick Stanescu, the Senior Vice President of FedNow. This comprehensive agenda covered significant fintech a

These Options Can Help Black Americans Grow Investments In The Coming Year

These Options Can Help Black Americans Grow Investments In The Coming Year

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